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Gunpoint dance demand results in assault charge

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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:01 pm

SANDPOINT — A 30-year-old Clark Fork man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly ordering another man to “moonwalk” at gunpoint.

John Ernest Cross is charged with aggravated assault. Judge Barbara Buchanan sustained Cross’ $20,000 bail on Tuesday and ordered a public defender to represent him. Cross was also barred from contacting the alleged victim in the case.

Sheriff’s deputies were summoned to Cross’ home on Mountain View Road on Monday, after receiving a report that he had been using drugs and pointed a rifle at another man while demanding that he execute the dance move.

Late singer Michael Jackson popularized the moonwalk dance move, although a slew of other entertainers — from Cab Calloway and Ronnie Hawkins to David Bowie and Dick Van Dyke — have been credited for using a variation of the move.

A probable cause affidavit describes the weapon Cross allegedly used as appearing to be an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

During his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Cross said it was an Airsoft pellet gun.

Source: Bonner Daily Bee

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  • louco por moto posted at 2:40 pm on Fri, Oct 19, 2012.

    louco por moto Posts: 1

    Eheheh moonwalk at gun pointing... what an idea

  • Mark on the Park posted at 6:31 am on Thu, Apr 26, 2012.

    Mark on the Park Posts: 471

    He was just replaying the scene in the comedy "Blind Date" where John Laroquette (sp) orders Bruce Willis to do the same thing. He's a comedy fan!

  • Always Curious posted at 2:35 pm on Wed, Apr 25, 2012.

    Always Curious Posts: 516

    Even at gunpoint I don't think I would be able to moonwalk. Guy would probably drop his gun laughing.


  • My2sence posted at 2:26 pm on Wed, Apr 25, 2012.

    My2sence Posts: 317

    Hey, I saw this movie, shortly after the moonwalk dance, Doc appears out of the sky in the delorian and whisks Marty to safety, cool movie.

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